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law three years after it was signed into law by the president. the government right now is struggling to meet its own deadlines, even as the law's most critical provisions are set to kick in. experts predicting it may not go so smoothly. joining me now, bob cusack, managing editor of "the hill." good morning. let's talk about the hurdles that are ahead. how much is the president facing in getting the health care mandate, especially for the states, in place? >> well, the stakes here are enormous. this is going to be president obama's legacy, whether it's good or bad. the fact that obama care has actually survived to make it this long is surprising. of course, survived the supreme court challenge and the 2012 election. but implementing is going to be tricky. there are a lot of issues. immigration reform is one issue. will immigrants who get their green card be allowed on the rolls of health care. also, employers struggling to find out what is the minimum threshold, what do they have to cover. president obama made the promise if you don't want to change your health care you don't have to
and advocates are warningave major cultural shift if marriage equality becomes part of the law of the land. >> i wish it were just about the marriage altar. it is about much more. it's about altering all of society, with marriage goes what our children for taught, parents losing the right to define the morals for their children. it's about religious freedom. they are intertwined in our culture. it's about the right to conduct yours business as you see fit. >> support for same-sex marriage has groab, but it's favored by less than half, 49% of registered voters. one of the attorneys arguing for marriage equality this week says he thinks his side will win and it won't be close since he says, marriage is a civil right. >> we are not asking for a new constitutional right. the constitutional right to marry is well established. in fact, the supreme court has ruled you can't take away the right to marry, even from imprisoned felons who can't have procreation because they can't get together. but you can't take it away because it's so important, it's a fundamental right of liberty. >> there could be firew
and though many key parts of the health care law don't go into effect until next year, many americans are already feeling the impact of the changes to the nation's health care system. let's check in now with a checkup on obama care. >> reporter: dueling opinions in washington today on the impact of obama care and whether it's been a boon or a boondoggle to americans and american businesses. obama says it protects americans from insurance companies and says the slaw saving people money. the president said in a statement, millions of americans are saving $600 a year on prescription drugs. millions of young people have beenable to stay on their family's health plan to age 26. preventive care, like mammograms for women and wellness visits for seen, i don't covered free of charge. most importantly, for the sake of our fiscal future, the growth of health care costs is beginning to slow. but the democratic-controlled senate voted early this week to repeal part of obama care, passed with bipartisan support. they repealed a tax on medical devices that would have increased the costs we all pay
're looking forward to that. meanwhile, president obama's health care reform law is turning three today. and the political battles over it continue. two elections later, one supreme court decision, and this week, a rare show of bipartisanship to repeal an unpopular tax in that law. molly henneberg taking a look at that for us, live from washington. hi, molly. >> hi, jamie, that was the medical device tax on everything from latex gloves to wheelchairs to dental instruments and republicans and democrats on capitol hill voted to repeal it, but health insurance industry advocates warned more taxes from this law are coming down the pike. >> the reform law includes a new 100 billion dollar tax on health insurance that starts next year. 2014, 8 billion dollars, average individual will pay $100 more on the premium, and small businesses will pay over $350 for each family they provide coverage for. >> reporter: president obama said in a statement today that obamacare is already saving seniors money on prescription drugs and is slowing the growth of health care costs. and the president also conte
. >> switching gears a milestone for the health care overhaul. president obama signed into law three years ago today. controversy over the giant piece of legislation has just not gone away. americans are still trying to figure out all the fine print and what it will cost them. on top of this, there are new signs the political fight over it could be heating up again. molly henneberg is live in washington with more. hi, molly. >> hi. just this week, republicans and democrats on capitol hill voted to repeal an unpopular obamacare tax, the medical device tax on everything from latex gloves to wheelchairs to dentsal instruments. but health insurance industry advocates warn more taxes from this law are coming down the pike. >> the reform law includes a new $100 billion tax in health insurance that starts next year. 2014 will be $8 billion. that's going to mean an average will pay $100 more on a premium as a result of this tax alone. small businesses will pay over $350 for each family they provide coverage for. >> president obama said in a statement today that obamacare is already saving seniors mone
friends and law enforcement have canvassed neighborhoods looking for any clues as to where he could have gone. high school cellphone and credit card and i.d. that police found in his room, his mother says they have no idea where her son might be. >> we really don't know where he is. we have an outpouring of support from the brown community, friends from home, relatives from all over the country. we really miss him and we want him back. >> arthel: the family helping with the search creating a twitter account and facebook page where they post updates. they have had 190,000 views since the page was set up. he is six feet tall, 130 pounds, wearing blue jeans and sports jacket. his glasses philadelphia eagles wool cap. his mother says he has struggled recently with depression, everyone who had contact with him before he disappeared did not find anything out of the ordinary. we spoke to sunil's sister earlier who said it's been very hard on the family. if you have any information please contact the providence police department. 401-272-3132. >> rick: let's hope for good news on that story. art
. his girlfriend reported him missing 24 hours later. family, friends and law enforcement has canvassed the neighborhoods, looking for any clues as to where he could have gone. but besides his cell phone, credit card and i.d. that were found in his room, his mother said they have no idea where her son might be. >> we really don't know why he is. we have an outpouring of support from the brown community, friends from home, relatives from all over the country. we really miss hilt. we want him back. >> his namly helping with the search, creating a twitter account and a facebook page for updates. they have had more than 190,000 views. sunil is 6 feet tall and weighs 130 and was last seen in blue jeans and a black sports jacket and a philadelphia eagles wool cap. although he has struggled with depression recently, everyone who had contact with him before he disappeared, didn't find anything out of the ordinary. if have you any information, contact the providence police department at 401-272-3121. >> eric: our hearts go out to his family. thank you. >> jamie: you don't have too much time. eri
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